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Yomiuri Giants: April 25, 2010

by on Apr.25, 2010 @ 9:15 am, under NPB

10:46pm JST

...Tetsuya Matsumoto left Sunday's game in the fourth inning after feeling pain in his left hamstring (he was running the bases at the time).  He was taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with inflammation in his left hamstring (左太もも裏の筋膜炎).  The team will see how he's doing on Monday before deciding what to do with him moving forward.

...Edgar Gonzalez hit a 2-run homer during a Ni-gun game on 4/25 against Lotte.

9:15am JST

...Yoshitomo Tani essentially dedicated his grand slam homer in the 8th to Takuya Kimura.

....17,970 fans left flowers for Kimura on the offering table at Tokyo Dome on Saturday.

...Club president Tsunekazu Momoi told reporters that the team probably won't fill in the opening left by Kimura's passing (Kimura was an infield / base-running coach).  Instead, the entire staff / team will likely chip in to help out.